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Dudink’s Garden & U-Pick Berry Farm

 


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Dudink’s Garden is a U-Pick and Pre-Picked Berry Farm, on Central Vancouver Island, between Nanaimo and Ladysmith.  Dudink’s Garden also grows seasonal vegetables and high quality nursery plants for sale. Berries include:

  1. -strawberries,

  2. -raspberries,

  3. -blueberries, 

  4. -green & red gooseberries,

  5. -red and black currants.


Strawberries are normally ready mid-June, but this can vary, depending on the weather. The rest of the berries are usually ready early to mid-July. Ever-bearing raspberries and strawberries are available from July until October. Phone ahead to learn when it is best to come. Bring flat boxes for transporting ready-picked berries in your car.


WITH CLIMATE CHANGE, NORMAL PICKING TIMES ARE NO LONGER RELIABLE. In 2014 our berries were about 2 weeks earlier than usual, and in 2015, berries were one month earlier than normal. Last year, 2016, the strawberries started 5 weeks earlier than normal! HOWEVER, THIS YEAR, 2017 OUR STRAWBERRIES ARE READY AS OF JUNE 13.


TO LIGHTEN OUR LOAD, PLEASE PHONE OUR STAFF DURING BUSINESS HOURS (8 A.M.-4P.M.0 TO MAKE ORDERS.   WE EXPECT TO HAVE LOTS OF BERRIES FOR PICKING AND TO BUY IN THE SHOP.


Hours will be 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. daily, 7 days a week, until further notice.

BE SURE TO READ “MUST READ U-PICK PROCEDURES” PAGE!

NOTE: WE HAVE DECIDED THAT CHILDREN NEED TO BE 11 YEARS OR OLDER TO ENTER THE BERRY PATCHES.

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